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Parson Smith
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So was I!
My wife and I were visiting with Martin a few days after David was there.
He said, "You know, a lot of magicians don't like Blaine. But he is a very nice young man and quite talented. His patter is not that much, But he does some really nice magic."
After finding out that he did about 90 minutes of work, for free, for a few dozen 80+ year old senior citizens as a tribute to M.G., my opinion of him improved drastically.
Hats off to you, Mr. Blaine. I, for one, wish you great success in all you do.
Sincerely,
Parson
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Okay, so for us young, new kids on the block. getting ahold of this bible of impromptu magic is near enough as hard as making your very own devils coke bottle!! are there any decnt substitues?
Todd Karr
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Hey, folks. We're still working on Impromptu. Sometimes our projects come out quickly, others take a lot longer to get right before they're ready to release. Hang on and you'll see something wonderful!
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Todd,
How much of the tricks are going to be new, if any.
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Looks like the book will be $350 plus shipping. Wow...I thought my Cardini book was expensive.
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I just looked at mine. I paid $25.00 in 1980. It was a used copy and the cool thing is that whoever owned it before me indexed it on the top right corner of every right page. You can just thumb through it and see the topics. This may discount it's value to a collector, but makes it super easy to see the catagories! It was published in 1978 by Magic, Inc.
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On 2008-10-20 14:04, The Naked Magician wrote:
Okay, so for us young, new kids on the block. getting ahold of this bible of impromptu magic is near enough as hard as making your very own devils coke bottle!! are there any decnt substitues?

Check out http://www.ebay.co.uk, searching for Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic.

Cheers
Rolyan
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On 2008-10-20 00:20, Parson Smith wrote:
So was I!
My wife and I were visiting with Martin a few days after David was there.
He said, "You know, a lot of magicians don't like Blaine. But he is a very nice young man and quite talented. His patter is not that much, But he does some really nice magic."
After finding out that he did about 90 minutes of work, for free, for a few dozen 80+ year old senior citizens as a tribute to M.G., my opinion of him improved drastically.
Hats off to you, Mr. Blaine. I, for one, wish you great success in all you do.
Sincerely,
Parson


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On 2008-10-21 14:23, Todd Karr wrote:
Hey, folks. We're still working on Impromptu. Sometimes our projects come out quickly, others take a lot longer to get right before they're ready to release. Hang on and you'll see something wonderful!


Are you selling a "regular" version? I'd rather buy a cheaper version so I won't care so much if it gets banged up from use.

Best,

Doug L.
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Of course, one could get the complete *Hugard's Magic Magazine* and have all the articles which Martin turned into the book -- AND get a lot more *stuff* to boot!

*jeep!
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Hi,
I have this on my shelf it is dated
Copyright 1978
magic inc
chicago

Is this a first edition?
if so anyone any idea of value
cheers for the help
tangle
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Argh!
I'd love to find this. People always refer me to it.
hypno_illusionist
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If anyone is in DYING need of this book, I wouldn't mind giving it 2 you as a token of love for free. :0)


Feel free to contact me. )

Have a magical day.
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Which is easier, Magic vs. Lakers or publication date?
sieler
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Todd sent an email on 2009-06-09:

> Martin Gardner's Impromptu should be out by year's end.

And, it's orderable on the Miracle Factory web site:

http://www.miraclefactory.net/gardner.htm
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This has always been one of my most invaluable reesources.
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On 2009-06-10 14:18, cairo wrote:
This has always been one of my most invaluable reesources.


Which specific effects have been most valuable to you, and why?
cairo
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Most valuable have been the after dinner tricks. Silverware, particularly like the paddle move application with the stuck on bits of napkin, also the bent spoon, other napkin tricks, I first learned the vanishing salt shaker trick here, matches. Nowadays anything I do impromptu in a restaurant pretty much goes back to that book. I glad this thread reminded me about this, haven't read it in years. It's invaluable, although I'm not sure where it is right now.
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Todd says that the limited edition of MG'sI is now sold out, but that there
will be a reguar edition too.
Mike Webb
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Still looking for a nice copy.
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